OpTic Gaming signs Pacman as head coach for the CDL
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Just weeks away from the start of the CDL, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles have made their final roster announcement. Revealed earlier today on Twitter, Jonathan “Pacman” Tucker will be joining OpTic as their head coach. Recently known for his work on the analyst desk at CWL events, Pacman doesn’t have any previous experience coaching Call of Duty. However, he has been competing in COD since the original Modern Warfare. OpTic obviously feels that experience paired with his recent analyst role makes him a solid option for its head coaching role. Pacman and OpTic will make their debut on Jan. 24 in Minnesota for the CDL launch weekend.

Pacman joins OpTic

This isn’t really a move many in the community saw coming. It wasn’t previously known Pacman was an option for teams looking at head coaches. Although, with Pacman’s prior experience, the pairing makes sense.

Really making a name for himself in Ghosts, Pacman was a part of the terrific Rise Nation roster for two years. Though the roster never took home a championship, they were consistently finishing in the top 7 at events.

After Advanced Warfare, Pacman made the jump to Team SoloMid for several events. However, that roster never lived up to its potential and Pacman finished out his career in Infinite Warfare. Starting last year, he was on the analyst desk for the COD World League. He brought his experience and humor to the desk, providing thoughtful analysis alongside some jokes.

OpTic Gaming certainly has its work cut out for it, even with Pacman now in the mix. It’s widely agreed that OpTic is near the bottom of the CDL team rankings thanks to its poor performance in online scrimmages. We’ll see if this addition can help right the ship before Minnesota.

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Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.